After an attack in Paris on Wednesday on the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo killed 12 people including 10 staff members and two police officers, journalists and political cartoonists around the world have taken to social media to show solidarity for freedom of expression and the press's right to skewer world events. The drawings are heartbreaking declarations of the importance of a free press even in the face of threats.
One image that's getting a lot of attention is by a fake Banksy account that nonetheless bears a powerful message. This illustration was originally created in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks by artist Lucille Clerc.
Within hours after the shootings in Paris, artists around the globe uploaded their tributes to the slain journalists.
— jean jullien (@jean_jullien) January 7, 2015
— Ruben L. Oppenheimer (@RLOppenheimer) January 7, 2015
— Independent Voices (@IndyVoices) January 7, 2015
— David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015
— Rob Tornoe (@RobTornoe) January 7, 2015
— Cyprien (@MonsieurDream) January 7, 2015
— maخlouf (@makhlouz) January 7, 2015
— John O'Farrell (@mrjohnofarrell) January 7, 2015